Case Studies

Various case studies on Residential Projects, and Products in the Residential Remodeling and Building industry.



Noe_Valley_House_cement_fiber_front_facade

Natural wood planks interspersed with darkly stained spacers generate a substantial rainscreen and an elegant finish on the façade (Photos: Bruce Damonte).

Features

Fitting a new construction into a 25-foot wide lot

Dutch_Colonial_home_in_Washington_DC

 Despite the sizeable lot, two large trees made siting the house challenging. One of the trees screens the master bath windows (Photos: Bab Narod and Maxine Schnitzer).

Features

Fitting in differently on a large, shady lot

kitchen_with_large_fixed_windows

The kitchen’s large fixed window faces the neighbor’s brick exterior. Cabinets extend slightly beyond the window frame to make the swath of brick seem like a piece of art above the sink (Photos: Mike Schwartz Photography).

Features

Executing a successful custom home on an infill lot requires that you build good relationship and a thoughtful structure

Baltimore Slate House Ziger Snead

The entrance to the home stands out from the slate shingles, called out by Cor-TEN panels and a mahogany soffit overhead. / Photos: Jennifer Hughes Photography & Adam Rouse Photography 

Features
Coastal-homes-Florida-Gulf-Coast-custom-home

The dune in front of this new home on Florida's Gulf Coast had to be rebuilt as one of the first steps to getting the project approved (Photo: Emerald Coast Real Estate Photography)

Features

Well-executed coastal homes cost more, but they’ll last for generations while resting lightly on the land.

Sustainable-building-MId-Century-Modern-House-Exterior

Meadolark Design + Build's work runs the gamut of styles. This design pays homage to the mid-century modern home originally on the site (Photo: John Carlson at Carlson Productions).

Features

A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

Energy-efficiency-Exterior-of-Maine-net-zero-home

All surfaces of this home in Maine were selected for durability and low maintenance: unfinished wood, galvanized steel, and unfinished concrete. The design is by Caleb Johnson Studio, with construction by its contracting arm, Woodhull of Maine (Photo: Trent Bell).

Features

Homes that meet Passive House standards require less investment in solar to achieve net zero

Chicago three flat

Goldberg General Contracting and architect Seth Romig converted an 1886 Chicago three-flat into a single-family home, gutting the building and reconstructing its rear facade (Photo: Tony Soluri)

Features

Despite design challenges, permit hurdles, and pressure from the neighbors, two urban homes offer inspired solutions

Blog Entry
Jackson Hole Kitchen
Features

Two dramatic getaways make the most of their environments

Environs infill Chicago home

Many of Architect Ken Brinkman's infill homes have the older characteristics of Chicago's old, stately neighborhoods with modern interiors (Photos: Herbie Rooprai).

Features

Business smarts and old-meets-new design have helped Environs Development carve itself a niche with stately infill homes in Chicagoland

Blog Entry

WINTER 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Five sizes of these wall-mount vanities designed by Jeffrey Alexander are available

Features

Custom-home builders share why they gave Instagram a try and why the social media platform is essential for their marketing outreach

Overlay Init